Ido Romano

    Ido Romano (b. 1987) is a composer from Jerusalem, Israel. He holds a Masters and Bachelors degrees in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

    His contemporary musical language expresses original and profound influences of western classical music, electronic, jazz, folk traditions and Turkish classical music, in which he specializes and performs.

    In 2018 he was chosen to participate in the 2018-2019 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme – an exclusive program working with and composing for the London Symphony Orchestra.

    His notable works include “Elevations” (2017) for chamber orchestra, commissioned by the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, described as “Romano’s orchestration is vivid, bristling with shimmering, dissonant screens of sound… A celebration of exuberance and orchestral colour…” (Pamela Hickman, 2017).

    His latest performed microtonal chamber piece, “Kinesis” (2018) was commissioned by MIkroEnsemble (Finland) as part of the October Oulu new music festival.

    In 2016 and 2015 he won 1st place and 2nd place (respectively) in the Mark Kopytman composition contest, both performed by Meitar Ensemble.

    1st place for: “Detour” for flt./A flt. , cl./B cl. , Vln./Vla. & Vcl. (2016)

    2nd place for: “Glance Upon A Time” for Vln. , Cl. , Vcl. & Pno. (2015)

    Additional compositions and arrangements were performed at various places and venues across Europe and Israel (the “Jerusalem Light Festival”, the “Israel Music Center”, “Oulu Music Center” (Finland), Liszt Academy (Budapest), Tel Aviv museum, Be’er-Sheva performing arts center and others.

    His past teachers include Prof. Yinam Leef, Prof. Ari Ben- Shebetai, Prof. Gyula Fekete, Dr. Boaz Ben- Moshe and Dr. Amit Weiner. Ido Romano graduated his Bachelors degree (with honors) for which he was awarded the Academy President Prize for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Ido Romano is a recognised member of the Israel Composers’ League.